comprehending :: making & repairing meaning :: word-level ::
"Acquiring knowledge of a word in the richest sense is a long process that involves multiple exposures in many contexts." (Yopp, R. H., & Yopp, H. K., 2007, p. 157)
Within the context of this book vocabulary refers to the words that a student can define in isolation. Vocabulary is developed through repeated contextual exposures to a word in reading and oral language, and reinforced through usage in writing and speech. Vocabulary may also be built through more traditional direct instruction consisting of memorizing definitions of words.